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The infrastructure challenge
Challenges of achieving sustainable infrastructure developments can be achieved if more incentivised values were established says Civil Engineer, Jay Rao, who examines how this could lead to better practice, and an attractive vehicle for investment.
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RIBA sets opportunities
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published a new policy briefing highlighting five challenges and five opportunities for architects and architecture in the UK following the referendum to leave the European Union. Read the full article here.
iKBBI's support for veterans
At its tenth anniversary reception, held at The Houses of Parliament in July, The Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Installers (iKBBI) announced a new partnership with Care after Combat. This is a UK registered charity providing professional assistance for the well being of military veterans and their families.The new partnership with Care after Combat forms just part of a number of initiatives that the iKBBI are focusing on in relation to the current skills shortage. Read the full article here.
Powerhouse remains a priority
Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Jim O’Neill and Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, are reaffirming plans to build a Northern Powerhouse. Read the full article here.
Khan's new eco scheme
Tube stations are to be powered by low and zero carbon energy generators under a pioneering eco-scheme. Mayor Sadiq Khan expects to grant a “licence lite” within months after energy regulator Ofgem gave him the green light to press ahead with advertising the new type of junior electricity supply deal.
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Wimpey reports positive trading
Chief Executive Peter Redfern said: “One month on from the EU Referendum, current trading remains in line with normal seasonal patterns. “Customer interest continues to be high, with a good level of visitors both to our developments and to our website. Read the full article here.
Ex-footballer plans skyscrapers
Former England star Gary Neville has unveiled his multimillion-pound plans to build two new skyscrapers in central Manchester housing a 5-star hotel and luxury apartments. The 'St Michael's' project, to include one 31-storey tower block and one with 21 storeys, will involve the demolition of several existing older buildings in the city centre around Jackson's Row. Read the full article here.
World's first floating tunnel
Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way to travel across the bodies of water involves taking a series of ferries – an inconvenient and time-consuming process. Read the full article here.
Olympic bridge set for China
Designed to span the Gui River, the bridge will create a new direct route between central Beijing and Zhangjiakou, a district to the northwest of the city where many outdoor competitions will take place during the games. Read the full article here.